Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Valentine's, Happy Weigh Day

Despite the off track weekend I had, I managed to come though with a loss of 2.2 lbs this week, putting me at 159.6. Back into the 150's and back to 22 points per day.

I had a truffle for breakfast 2pts, 90 calories, 3pts+. Its a fitting Valentine's Day breakfast, right?

I woke up pretty late since I was up until 3am constructing Matt's Valentine's Day present! We have never been big on celebrating Valentine's Day. We've always made a point of saying I love you in some way, but mostly, its another day we enjoy spending time together. I switched it up a little this year and got Matt plane tickets to Memphis, TN for the hot wings festival. He was invited to compete on a team with a lot of friends from high school and undergrad. Sometimes it stinks to have been the friends that moved away. We are blessed with wonderful friends and family and its hard to live 13 hours away from everyone sometimes. We have great friends in Charlottesville, and we love it here, but its not quite the same as family and people you've known forever. 

Since we're grad students- aka poor- and also saving up to go to my best friend's wedding in Scottland in May, he wasn't going to go. I got a bonus and did some babysitting and viola- tickets bought. I've been wanting to give them to him all weekend since I bought them! I did spend all last night waiting for Matt to fall asleep so I could make this ridiculous garment for him to sport.
"This is Why I'm Hot" Hot Wings Apron
Did you do anything special for your loved ones this holiday?

For lunch, I had the salad I had planned for last night, but wasn't hungry enough to eat. It is 4pts and 234 calories, and 4pts+ (since you don't have to count the grapefruit or spinach). My recipe (modified from here at Eating Bird Food) seemed like a good Valentine's Day concoction. I don't like grapefruit, but I was trying to branch out. I still didn't love the grapefruit, but it was better than normal and the rest of the salad was awesome. I also had unsweet iced tea and a cup of Amy's low fat low sodium organic cream of tomato soup. I'm going to have to get more of this- 2pts, 110 calories, 2.5pts+.

After lunch, I spent some time reviewing a patent application for my research before heading to work. Unfortunately, my student canceled so I was pretty bummed that I drove all the way there for the family to call last minute, but such is life. I salvaged the hour and a half by dashing home and tossing on my running shoes to soak in some of this amazing weather we're having! It was in the 50's today! It felt good to be back running, but it was a tough run for me. I have never run in so much wind! I felt like I was getting clobbered with every step! Oh well, my scheduled run was 2.5 miles. My first 2 miles were 11 minute miles and the last 1/2 mile was 6 minutes, so a little slower. I didn't have it in me to run the last 1/3 of the mile home, I was just glad I finished the 2.5. +2 activity points -250 calories.

After the run, I went in to work to meet with a second student and had fun working for a while. I came home and showered and took a 20 minute nap before dinner. Dinner was fiesta chicken rice bake (check out the recipe, I added more nutrition info) for 7pts, 370 calories, and 8.5 pts+ with a side of veggies 20 calories, 0pts, and 0pts+, with 1 Tbsp Ranch 1pt, 50 calories, 1pts+. Delicious! I made the dish last night at 1am!! No wonder I'm still tired.

I also had a piece of my Valentine from the kids I babysit for. Fudge and Marscipone 2pts? 100 calories? It was small!

Now, Matt and I are going to run around to friends' houses dropping off Valentine's to people we didn't see at work today! I think that we're going to go on a date sometime during the week. We want to avoid the Valentine's crowd as much as possible!

Overall, I did pretty well today. I ate the foods I planned out yesterday, save for the Valentine goods. At least I am rationing them out though. I got an entire box of chocolate from one of my students that will be heading to work with Matt tomorrow unopened.

*Addition to post: I ended up having a beer with some friends while delivering Valentine's 4pts 200 calories....and then I had a small glass of wine 2pts 80 calories.*

Monday Stats:
Water: 65 oz. / 80 oz.
Calories: 984...1,284 after wine
Points:  18...24 after wine / 22
Weekly Points: 2 used today / 33 remaining
Exercise: 2.5 mile run
Activity Points: 2 today / 2 week
Weekly Weight Loss: -2.2 lbs / 38.8 lbs total


  1. Congratulations on the loss! That's amazing!


  2. You're a wonderful wife Casey! I hope I can be so supportive of my husband one day.


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